MWP Video 5: Agnosticism

Agnosticism is not at all indecisive and does not only apply to God. Instead it’s the approach to absolute claims of all kinds that takes into account our embodied limitations. This video is the fifth of a set of introductory videos about Middle Way Philosophy, and links especially to the earlier ones in the series about scepticism (no.2) and provisionality (no.3).

This is the fifth video in the Middle Way Philosophy introductory course.

Some suggested reflection questions:

  1. What are the absolute beliefs that you need to be most decisive in remaining agnostic about?
  2. Are there some negative absolute beliefs you may hold that you need to separate from agnostic ones?
  3. Have you experienced the difference between strong and weak agnostic positions?
  4. Do absolute beliefs remain meaningful to you even when you avoid belief in them? How could you make them meaningful if they aren’t?

Suggested further reading:

Truth on the Edge  chapter 2

Middle Way Philosophy I: 1e

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